Stephen Rochford has resigned as manager of the Mayo senior football team.
The Irish Examiner GAA correspondent John Fogarty revealed the statement on twitter.
— John Fogarty (@JohnFogartyIrl) August 27, 2018
“It was apparent from what transpired at that meeting that the desired level of support for me as manager was not forthcoming from the Executive Committee. This disappoints me greatly.” Said Rochford’s statement.
“Accordingly, I see no value in meeting with the officers of the board and I am resigning my position as Mayo manager. I thank all those who supported me during the past three years, two of which saw Mayo come so close to winning the All-Ireland title.” Added Rochford in his statement.
Rochford has been in charge of the Mayo footballers since 2015 and bringing them two Connacht titles in his first two championship campaigns.
They reached All-Ireland finals in 2016 and 2017 only to be pipped by Dublin.
This summer’s championship campaign came to an end in round three of the qualifiers with defeat to Kildare after the famous “Newbridge or nowhere campaign”
— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) August 26, 2018
It was reported, last week, by Mayo News that Rochford would be bringing Peter Forde and Shane Conway into his coaching staff ahead of the 2019 season.